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Georgetown University is a private institution that was founded in 1789. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,590, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 104 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Georgetown University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 21. Its tuition and fees are $42,870 (2012-13).
Georgetown University is situated overlooking the Potomac River just a few minutes from downtown Washington. The majority of students live on campus in the numerous traditional residence halls, but some students choose to live in the townhouses and apartments surrounding campus. Student organizations on campus include religious groups, media outlets, and student government associations. The Georgetown Hoyas are part of NCAA’s Division I and are well known for their dominant men’s basketball team, which maintains a fierce rivalry with Syracuse and plays most home games at the Verizon Center, also home to the Washington Wizards. The popular chant "hoya saxa," ancient Greek for "what rocks," gained prominence in 1920 and—contrary to popular belief—has nothing to do with Georgetown’s mascot, Jack the Bulldog.
Georgetown comprises four undergraduate schools and three graduate and professional schools, including the highly ranked Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, Law Center, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and Public Policy Institute. Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service also offers well-regarded graduate programs. The neighborhood of Georgetown surrounding the university’s campus houses high-end shopping, restaurants, and bars. Notable alumni include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, actor Bradley Cooper, journalist Maria Shriver, and Hall of Fame basketball player Patrick Ewing. The famous "Exorcist steps" used in the 1973 horror film The Exorcist are located just below Georgetown’s campus.
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As the nation's oldest Catholic University, conveniently located in the District of Columbia, Georgetown University offers its students the dynamic combination of accessible and prominent faculty, an extensive curriculum, and an exciting and culturally appealing location. Opportunities to complement the on-campus experience through internships, study abroad programs, and community service abound.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic (Jesuit)|
When applying to Georgetown University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 10, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 10. The application fee at Georgetown University is $65. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 18.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||18.1%|
|Application deadline||January 10|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 10|
The student-faculty ratio at Georgetown University is 12:1, and the school has 58.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 95.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||90|
|Five most popular majors for 2011 graduates|
Georgetown University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,590, with a gender distribution of 44.5 percent male students and 55.5 percent female students. At this school, 68.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 32.0 percent of students live off campus. Georgetown University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Georgetown University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, and health service. Georgetown University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Georgetown University.
|Students who have cars on campus||0%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Georgetown University, 41.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $31,830.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$42,870 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,632 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data